South Central FS and the Moultrie County Farm Bureau are teaming up to demonstrate the impact of implementing 4R nutrient stewardship practices. The focus of the practices in the project include a large scale field demonstration with fall nitrogen application, cover crops, and preplant sidedress.
N-WATCH soil sampling site in conjunction with a DTN weather station will be used in the information gathering process.
Tim Petty, Crop Specialist, at South Central FS in Sullivan is completing a nitrogen management plot. Nitrogen is a valuable input for corn production. The trial is looking at different rates and timing of nitrogen applications, also using different forms of nitrogen sources.
Here are two drone images of the trial. The first image was taken June 16th and the second taken July 8th. Through drone imagery crop specialists can monitor crop health, pests and disease, and crop progress.
Here in Moultrie County, we understand the value of using the 4R approach to nutrient stewardship. Farm fields are all different but by using various farming methods, designed for specific fields, can help keep nutrients in the soil and readily available for the crop.
Tim Petty, Crop Specialist, at South Central FS in Sullivan is completing a nitrogen management plot. This nitrogen management plot is looking at four different rates of nitrogen and timing of applications.
Next steps for the plot are to take soil nitrogen tests and complete crop health imagery flights of the field taken by a plane.
A meeting was held with
local farmers in Carlyle to share information about the 4R4U project which
includes cover crops. Cover crops may be
used to manage soil erosion, capture nutrients, and manage residue. To
learn more about selecting cover crops, click here.
Clint Robinson, Moultrie
County Farm Bureau Director, shares a video on Moultrie Counties test plot for
the 4R4U project! Half of the test plot is planted with radishes and oats
with the other half has no cover to compare with. Click here
to view the video.
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